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Bulbing LED Lamp

Bulbing is an LED lamp that uses an acrylic sheet to diffuse light. Even though the sheet is only 0.2″ thick, the 3D wire-frame carvings make it appear much more dimensional. It will launch with five swappable sheets. Link Price: ~$57++ Continue Reading from the Source

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Chris Christie’s $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption laws (And now the intended recipient threatens to sue Pando)

A PandoDaily investigation has discovered evidence that Gov. Chris Christie’s pending deal to award a $300 million pension management contract to a controversial hedge fund is in violation of state anti-corruption laws. New Jersey state pay-to-play statutes prohibit state contractors from directly or indirectly financially supporting the election campaigns of state officials. Those statutes also [...]

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Samsung to bring ads to Milk Music, the streaming service with no reason to exist

Samsung has revealed that advertisements and premium subscriptions will be coming to its Milk Music streaming service, taking away one of the only things that distinguished it from the pack of other music apps. There was little that mades Milk Music unique: It’s exclusivity to Samsung devices, the fact that users don’t have to create an account, and its unclear [...]

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CrowdCurity shines a security spotlight to the bitcoin industry with crowdsourced bug bounties

We’ve all heard of the healthy rewards available to ethical hackers who report bugs and system vulnerabilities to major corporations like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and PayPal. But what of the tens of thousands of other corporations behind the software and web applications the world relies on everyday? How do they leverage the wisdom of the [...]

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CrowdCurity shines a security spotlight to the bitcoin industry with crowdsourced bug bounties

We’ve all heard of the healthy rewards available to ethical hackers who report bugs and system vulnerabilities to major corporations like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and PayPal. But what of the tens of thousands of other corporations behind the software and web applications the world relies on everyday? How do they leverage the wisdom of the [...]

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Why this group of investors is still trying to save Mt. Gox

A number of investors have created a website meant to encourage Bitcoin owners affected by Mt Gox’s recent woes — including the loss of hundreds of thousands of bitcoins, accusations of misuse of customer funds, and filing for bankruptcy protection — to help save the exchange. The investors plan to prevent the company from liquidating [...]

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Can love be hacked into a successful public company?

Can love be engineered into a successful public company? That’s the question in the air as online dating startup Zoosk prepares to go public. After six years of acquiring users and monetizing them, founders Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr decided the time was right for a public offering. They’re hoping to raise $100 million through [...]

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Zuckerberg’s FWD.us launches attack ad against immigration troll Steve King

Anyone who still doubts FWD.us’ political bonafides can at least admit this much: It knows how to make an old-fashioned attack ad. The pro-immigration political action committee led by Mark Zuckerberg just posted a new video to its YouTube page that attacks gay rights and immigration troll Steve King (R-IA) over controversial statements he made to Breitbart News arguing [...]

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Dancing Giants: Why large companies should embrace the minimum viable product

There are lean startups, then there are startups that exist to help large and small companies act more like startups – like 3Pillar Global. Based in Fairfax, VA, the company sells software to help businesses create their own software and “quickly turn ideas into value” through the entire development development lifecycle. As such, its founder and CEO, David [...]

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There’s now an app store for governments: But will this really make them adopt new technologies faster?

It’s well-known that historically governments have trouble adopting new technologies. We need only look at the initial rollout of Healthcare.gov to see an instance where a government entity had trouble adapting to new digital landscapes. (Of course, today we see a happy update with the announcement that over 8 million people have already signed up.) But [...]

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Lavabit creator held in contempt for making a (tiny, tiny) point

Ladar Levison, creator of the Lavabit secure email service, has been held in contempt of court. At issue is the way the cantankerous entrepreneur responded to government requests for the private secure sockets layer (SSL) keys to his email service. Like a defiant child paying a fine with a bag of pennies, he delivered the [...]

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uberXtortion: new Uber policy forces riders to pay $1 safety fee

After months spent grappling with revelations of faulty background checks and stumbling through various PR debacles, Uber yesterday announced a pivot in its safety policies. Uber users received notice when opening the app today that “A new $1 Safe Rides Fee added to every uberX fare supports our efforts to always connect you to the safest [...]

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Edward Snowden: Putin’s straight man

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has appeared on Russian state television to ask President Vladimir Putin a “surprise” question as part of an annual live Q&A program titled “the Vladimir Putin Hotline.” None of the words in the previous sentence is a joke. The English translation from Russia Today can be watched here. “I’ve seen little [...]

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As the NJ sales ban goes into effect, what’s next for Tesla?

On Tuesday, New Jersey’s ban on direct Tesla sales officially went into effect. Now Tesla’s two NJ stores in Paramus and Short Hills can function only as “galleries” where potential buyers can look at the cars and talk to representatives about how the machines work, but cannot discuss pricing nor even test drive the vehicles. If customers [...]

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San Francisco magazine hopes to win public service Pulitzer for publicly servicing Marc Benioff

There’s very little to say about this, except to note that a professional journalist wrote these words and sent them in an email. (Emphasis mine.) ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Jon Steinberg Date: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:53 PM Subject: this month’s cover story To: Hi all, Just sharing the magazine’s latest cover story, [...]

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With new mobile install ads, Twitter keeps benefitting from doing just what Facebook did

For Twitter, it is good to be the younger sibling in the social media club. It gets to follow in Facebook’s footsteps. It gets to avoid its mistakes. Facebook had to push the boundaries and take in harsh criticisms. Twitter gets the benefit of the doubt and the advantages of hindsight. Case in point: Twitter [...]

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Rep. Anna Eshoo no longer eschews PAC fundraising, collects cash from tech heavyweights

Yesterday, the first-quarter FEC filing for Representative Anna Eshoo’s (D-CA) Political Action Committee, Peninsula PAC, was made public. The revelations therein should surprise no one in the post-Citizens United world. Eshoo, who has represented most of Silicon Valley since 1992, is raising funds through a PAC for the first time in her career, in a bid [...]

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We’re launching Pando Memberships in beta. 500 discounted places available NOW (499… 498…)

As you’ve probably noticed, things are really hotting up at Pando. Not only are we turning out scoop after scoop after scoop, but we’re also preparing to publish the second issue of our print magazine and are just a couple of months away from our incredible Southland conference (starring Al Gore, Christy Turlington Burns, David [...]

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